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Plasto

It began in Afrika.... A 1/35 Panzer IV

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Hi,

 

With the Jagdpanzer well advanced but stalled due to me waiting on some model kasten tracks. I found this at my LAS and grabbed it...

 

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Here is the ubiquitous unstarted boxing shot.

 

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And the small pile of ‘trimmings’ I had 2 hrs later....

 

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The aim here is to build an Afrika Korps panzer. To help with this is have on the way these...

 

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And perhaps a scenic base and a few figures for which I have these guys...

 

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The issue is the Tank has no turret bin... But that’s not insurmountable...

 

More later....

 

 

 

 

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So Progress... Just a couple of hours.. Nice Kit and well detailed and a simple build....

 

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I began replacing the simplified handle detail with Brass wire.

 

Cheers

 

Plasto

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More work on the Panzer. 

 

I added the detail parts such as tools and have been scratch building some of the Desert enhancements seen on DAK Panzer IV's 

 

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its just brass wire and sheet. I have a few spare road wheels left over and joined a couple of lengths of spare track to make the characteristic prow on the hull front. 

 

Jerry cans are from the old original Tamiya set i'll replace these with some better ones down the line..

 

TFL

 

Plasto..

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The model looks fantastic in the detailed, and those add-ons make it look more adjusted to its theater of operations without a doubt ...:popcorn:

Cheers mate 👍

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Wow fantastic Plasto, 

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Great to see another model being built from this kit. Looking very good so far. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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I've been advancing with the Panzer IV Ausf D

 

I found a turret bin in the Academy German T-34 kit.. i attached it with some brass hinges. 

 

I then advanced to paint the model got a base coat of mahogany then Panzer grey and then a custom mix of tamiya paints for the RAL 8000 to get it in the ball park. 

 

I painted the tracks and the model got a gloss coat for the Star Decals and then a tinted semi gloss coat its had a bit of a light dust coat of buff...

 

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Still a bit to do on details and weathering.. But generally this is what it will look like

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That is looking superb Plasto! Excellent progress!

Kind regards, 

Stix 

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So progress with the Dragon Figures...

 

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We have a couple of Gebirgsjager in the mix but the uniforms are correct for the DAK...

 

They need the seams sorting and the heads adding. I think unfortunately I will not have time to get some hornet heads for them but the Dragon ones are not too bad..

 

 

 

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Some work on one of my Panzer officer figures...

 

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more to do but coming along....

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Fantastic progress with the figures. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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So the figures for the most part are complete...

 

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Big difference in the quality of the sculpt between the older Dragon and newer Dragon figures...

 

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Fantastic job on the figures Plasto.

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So I made a bit of a start on the base...

 

MDF Place mat blank and some high density foam...

 

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This got covered in sculpamould and then after a bit of paint and some scenic scatter we have the following...

 

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A nice rocky desert base... I need to tone down that volcanic black sand a bit but as a WIP I’m happy thus far....

 

Cheers. 

 

Plasto

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Figures and base looking great!! :clap2:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On ‎2‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 6:11 AM, Plasto said:

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I'm not up with all the codes for paints, but I know a great colour when I see one!

Fantastic work.

And the same goes for the figures and base so far.

 

Rearguards,

BADDER

 

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So I have been working on the dio base...

 

it needs a few thing tidying up and antennas adding etc.. but it's pretty much done...

 

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Thoughts...

 

Plasto

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Great work on the tank, figures and base. It's all coming together really well.

Kind regards,

Stix

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All done...

 

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More photos in the gallery...

 

Cheers

 

Plasto

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Very good set, I love the colors of the "pebbles" of the base, because there seem to be many tones, I do not know if you painted them or added them of several types ...

Cheers mate 👍

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Another fantastic Pz.IV Plasto and your base looks great as do the figures! Great modelling all round. :clap2::thumbsup::clap2:

Kind regards,

Stix

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